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Category: Buy-to-let

ARLA’s most recent survey of the PRS noted that the balance of supply and demand in the sector is already climbing towards pre-recession rates. Central…

Paragon Mortgages’ Financial Adviser Confidence Tracker (FACT) Index, a panel-based survey of mortgage brokers, found that 39% of landlords obtained a buy-to-let mortgage via a…

The FSA faces a challenge

Commenting on the Treasury consultation paper on extending the scope of FSA regulation, Paul Broadhead, head of mortgage policy at the BSA, said: “We support…

Robert Sinclair, director of AMI, said: “We welcome the proposals to introduce regulation to aspects of the buy-to-let market. It is right that the proposals…

Initially, up to 70% of the current value of the property can be advanced. Once the works have been completed, 70% of the after works…

Inventories are crucial

With landlords facing increased rental arrears and void periods, the last thing they want is a further drain on their finances. But by not taking…

The buy-to-let sector has been one of the biggest casualties of the last two years, with 93% of all deals disappearing in that time. Landlords…

Red tape will deter buyers

The Tenant Services Authority has announced plans to introduce a new “regulatory framework for social housing”, which details the standards required of landlords. This new…

Rental supply falls

Countrywide Residential Lettings (CRL) surveyed more than 200 of its UK-wide offices and in the three months to October CRL saw the number of new…

Commenting, he said: “There has been much speculation about how buy-to-let would perform in weak economic conditions and the sector has proved that it is…